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Case TitleMAJUC et al v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv00566
Date Filed2018-03-13
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Amit P. Mehta
PlaintiffJOHNMARK MAJUC
PlaintiffJOSEPH JOK
Case DescriptionJohnmark Majuc, Joseph Jok, Turjuman Ramadam Adam, and Shafika Hassan submitted FOIA requests to the Department of Justice for records concerning the investigation of BNP Paribus, a global bank. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests, but denied them under Exemption 7(A) (interference with ongoing investigation or proceeding). The requesters filed administrative appeals, which were denied. Majuc and the other requesters then filed suit.
Complaint issues: Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
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2018-03-131COMPLAINT against UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5372363) filed by JOHNMARK MAJUC, JOSEPH JOK. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 - FOIA Request, # 2 Exhibit 2 - Plea Agreement, # 3 Exhibit 3 - Second Amended Complaint, # 4 Exhibit 4 - Stmt of Facts, # 5 Exhibit 5 - Confirmation Email, # 6 Exhibit 6 - Ack of FOIL Request, # 7 Exhibit 7 - Request Denial, # 8 Exhibit 8 - Appeal, # 9 Exhibit 9 - 7-20-17 Acknowledgment, # 10 Exhibit 10 - 8-4-17 Acknowledgment, # 11 Exhibit 11 - Appeal Denial, # 12 Civil Cover Sheet, # 13 Summons)(Heavlin, Tiffany) (Entered: 03/13/2018)
2018-03-13Case Assigned to Judge Amit P. Mehta. (zmd) (Entered: 03/14/2018)
2018-03-14SUMMONS Not Issued as to UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney General. (zmd) (Entered: 03/14/2018)
2018-03-152REQUEST FOR SUMMONS TO ISSUE filed by JOHNMARK MAJUC, JOSEPH JOK. (Attachments: # 1 Summons, # 2 Summons)(Heavlin, Tiffany) (Entered: 03/15/2018)
2018-03-153MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Elizabth Curran, :Firm- McKool Smith, P.C., :Address- One Bryant Park, 47th Floor, New York, NY 10036. Phone No. - 212-402-9481. Fax No. - 212-402-9444 Filing fee $ 100, receipt number 0090-5375140. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by JOSEPH JOK, JOHNMARK MAJUC (Attachments: # 1 Declaration, # 2 Text of Proposed Order, # 3 Certificate of Service)(Heavlin, Tiffany) (Entered: 03/15/2018)
2018-03-16MINUTE ORDER granting 3 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Attorney Elizabeth Curran is hereby admitted pro hac vice to appear in this matter. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 03/16/2018. (lcapm3) (Entered: 03/16/2018)
2018-03-164SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (znmw) (Entered: 03/16/2018)
2018-03-265RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE served on 3/20/2018 (Heavlin, Tiffany) (Entered: 03/26/2018)
2018-03-266RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 3/19/2018. (Heavlin, Tiffany) (Entered: 03/26/2018)
2018-03-267RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 3/26/2018. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 4/25/2018. (Heavlin, Tiffany) (Entered: 03/26/2018)
2018-04-178NOTICE of Appearance by Phillip Lee on behalf of JOSEPH JOK, JOHNMARK MAJUC (Lee, Phillip) (Entered: 04/17/2018)
2018-04-179NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL OF APPEARANCE as to JOSEPH JOK, JOHNMARK MAJUC. Attorney Tiffany Heavlin terminated. (Lee, Phillip) (Entered: 04/17/2018)
2018-04-2310ANSWER to Complaint by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE.(Hendry, Melanie) (Entered: 04/23/2018)
2018-04-2411ORDER. Both a Complaint and an Answer are now before the court in this FOIA case. It is hereby ordered that the parties shall meet and confer and file a Joint Status Report on or before May 8, 2018. See the attached Order for details. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 04/24/2018. (lcapm3) (Entered: 04/24/2018)
2018-04-24Set/Reset Deadlines/Hearings: Joint Status Report due by 5/8/2018. (zcdw) (Entered: 04/24/2018)
2018-05-0112MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Thomas B. Watson, :Firm- McKool Smith Hennigan, P.C., :Address- 300 South Grand Ave., 29th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90071. Phone No. - 213-694-1200. Fax No. - 213-694-1234 Filing fee $ 100, receipt number 0090-5454523. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by JOSEPH JOK, JOHNMARK MAJUC (Attachments: # 1 Declaration, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Lee, Phillip) (Entered: 05/01/2018)
2018-05-0113MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Kathryn L. Boyd, :Firm- McKool Smith Hennigan, P.C., :Address- 300 South Grand Ave., 29th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90071. Phone No. - (213)694-1200. Fax No. - (213)694-1234 Filing fee $ 100, receipt number 0090-5454646. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by JOSEPH JOK, JOHNMARK MAJUC (Attachments: # 1 Declaration, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Lee, Phillip) (Entered: 05/01/2018)
2018-05-01MINUTE ORDER granting 12 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Attorney Thomas B. Watson is hereby admitted pro hac vice to appear in this matter. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 05/01/2018. (lcapm3) (Entered: 05/01/2018)
2018-05-01MINUTE ORDER granting 13 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Attorney Kathryn L. Boyd is hereby admitted pro hac vice to appear in this matter. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 05/01/2018. (lcapm3) (Entered: 05/01/2018)
2018-05-0814Joint STATUS REPORT by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. (Hendry, Melanie) (Entered: 05/08/2018)
2018-05-0915ORDER entering the briefing schedule proposed in the parties' 14 Joint Status Report. The schedule for further proceedings in this matter is as follows: (1) Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment is due on or before August 17, 2018; (2) Plaintiffs' Opposition to Defendant's Motion and Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment is due on or before September 17, 2018; (3) Defendant's Reply and Opposition to Plaintiffs' Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment is due on or before October 17, 2018; and (4) Plaintiffs' Reply is due on or before November 7, 2018. See the attached Order for additional details. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 05/09/2018. (lcapm3) (Entered: 05/09/2018)
2018-05-09Set/Reset Deadlines/Hearings: Defendant's Summary Judgment motion due by 8/17/2018. Response to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 9/17/2018. Reply to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 10/17/2018. Plaintiffs' Cross Motion due by 9/17/2018. Response to Cross Motion due by 10/17/2018. Reply to Cross Motion due by 11/7/2018. (zcdw) (Entered: 05/11/2018)
2018-08-1016Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Summary Judgment Motion by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (Hendry, Melanie) (Entered: 08/10/2018)
2018-08-14MINUTE ORDER granting Defendant's 16 Consent Motion for Extension of Time. The schedule for further proceedings in this matter is as follows: (1) Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment is due on or before September 18, 2018; (2) Plaintiffs' Opposition to Defendant's Motion and Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment is due on or before October 18, 2018; (3) Defendant's Reply and Opposition to Plaintiffs' Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment is due on or before November 16, 2018; and (4) Plaintiffs' Reply is due on or before December 7, 2018. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 08/14/2018. (lcapm3) (Entered: 08/14/2018)
2018-08-14Set/Reset Deadlines: Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment due by 9/18/2018. Plaintiff's Opposition and Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment due by 10/18/2018. Defendant's Reply and Opposition due by 11/16/2018. Plaintiff's Reply due by 12/7/2018. (zjd) (Entered: 08/15/2018)
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